Cube Game Maker

Cube Game Maker it's a free tool where you can build your own 3D worlds with blocks/cubes like as Minecraft, embody your daring, fantastic architectural ideas or just recreate your own house, street or even small town in 3D, make simple games and share it for your friends. Your project will be available immediately on your own page which you can share and edit at any time.

1. Game Controls
2. Create World
3. Basic things
4. How to switch project's mode?
5. How to save and publish game?
6. Templates and Web Gallery
7. Game Enemies
8. Game Alchemy: How to craft things?
a. Pickaxe
b. Portal Devices and Surfaces
c. Apple Tree
d. Amulet
e. Teleports, The Key and other stuff

Game Controls

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Use Arrow keys or WASD to move around and control flight direction
Hold LEFT MOUSE BUTTON and move mouse to ROTATE camera.
Use SPACEBAR to jump.
Pick up objects
RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON click to destroy picked object.
LMB click on POUCH ICON to collect everything you hold in hands into inventory.
LEFT MOUSE BUTTON click to select block and create new one in Editor mod. In Game mode you should find or craft some tools like stick, pickaxe, portalgun, etc and hold LMB to destroy blocks.
RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON click to destroy any blocks and picked objects in Editor mod.
Create ORANGE portal when portalgun is in your hands.
Create BLUE portal when portalgun is in your hands.

Create World

NOTE! Remember that the higher chunk size, large Frequency number, large number of generated objects will reduce performance of the game.

How to create world in Cube Game Maker?Pic. 1 Create World

Put the name of your world and random seed number at the corresponding fields. Select chunk size - from 5 to 35 blocks per chunk.

Frequency and Amplitude

The lower is FREQUENCY number the wider the foot of mountains will be, and vice versa, the larger FREQUENCY number the narrower mountain will be and the more of mountains will be created on the map. The lower the AMPLITUDE number, the lower the height of the hills and vice versa. Roughly speaking, an AMPLITUDE of 0 will generate almost flat terrain.

Generated objects

Use slider to change the quantity of generated objects. By default game will generate trees, flowers, enemies, physic objects, animals and so on but you can uncheck corresponding checkboxes and for example remove enemies from your world.

Set Time of the Day

You can change day time to Day & Night, Evening or Morning all the time, set Night only or Daytime only by selecting the appropriate item in the drop-down menu in Create World section (pic. 1).

Endless and Limited Worlds

You can uncheck Endless World checkbox and create a world limited to a few chunks. It's could be useful if you want to create game world/level where player should find some stuff on limited space. Or, for example, you found some area with a beautiful landscape on the generated map and you want to use it in your level with a limited world - in this case, you can safely use this function of limiting the world. You can change world's parameters any time in Share/Options section or change this value when you will publish your game project.
NOTE! In Endless World players will spawn at the point where you was saved your level and in the Limited World players will be spawned at zero point, that is, in the middle of the generated map.

Damages and Auto Damage

You can mark Damages checkbox to allow enemies to hurt player. If you want the player to be affected by hunger you should mark Auto Damage checkbox. Set Damage per Hit value using corresponding slider, the more to the left the slider the lower the level of damage.

Generate Water / Lava World

Mark Generate Water checkbox and player will be spawned right above the water. To create world full of lava just mark Lava World checkbox.

NOTE! Remember that Cube Game Maker will save your world locally. To publish your world to the server you will need to share your world/level from Load Section or from Share/Options menu.

Basic things

Cube Game Maker - Editor ModePic. 1 Editor Mode

There are two game modes in Cube Game Maker. First of all it's Editor Mode (pic. 2) where you have unlimited possibility. It's like God Mode or Creative Mode in any game you know. You may easily build skyscraper in one click or create hundreads of any objects. Here you can set your own game rules. Any changes you doing in option panel (pic. 8) or share settings will be saved immediately.

Game ModePic. 3 Game Mode

In Game Mode (pic. 3) you have limited options, the panels with objects will be hidden, damages can be enabled in the game, you can't easily delete blocks only by clicking mouse like it was in Editor. Now you need to create or find some equipment or do something to win the game. If it was allowed by you or other game's author you could use save button in game mode to save progress.

There are two types of objects in Cube Game Maker - Standard Blocks (pic. 4) and Physics Objects (pic. 5)

Standard BlocksPic. 4 Standard Blocks

You could use Standard Blocks in Editor Mode to build some kind of building, game arenas, voxel models and figures, shapes, etc. In Game Mode those type of blocks can be destroyed only by using some equipment like pickaxe, stick or portalgun.

Physics Game ObjectsPic. 5 Physics Objects

Physics Game Objects (pic. 5) could be placed to the world in Editor Mode. Also it's spawns randomly when world is generating, can be obtained from Standard Blocks using a pickaxe, stick, portalgun, etc. Enemies also give such type of objects when you knock off their masks. Physics Objects could be placed to the Small Pouch (pic. 6) and used to create some new stuff.

Interactive game elements are marked with the icon . You can use those objects to create worlds with your own rule, simple games such as Pacman, escape, parkour and runner games. Description of basic interactive game elements you will above.

HeartHeart

Don't forget to place heart to the world if you activated Damages in Share/Options section. One heart give 10% of life. Heart can't be crafted.

CherriesCherries

In Editor Mode you can place cherries as many as you want. Last collected cherry will lead to win your game level.

TeleportsTeleports

Use teleports to create different locations of your game level or just to move between some places faster. Teleports work in pairs. The first exposed teleport will lead to the second, the third to the fourth, and so on. Accordingly, the second will lead back to the first, and the fourth to the third. Could be placed in Editor Mode, crafted in Game Mode.

TimerTimer

Place timer to the world if you want walkthrough of you level depend on time. Click + or - on timer to set time for level. To remove time dependence just set timer to 0. Timer can't be crafted in Game Mode.

Keys and DoorsDoors and Keys

There is doors in Cube Game Maker which need to be opened only by using keys. If you place those type of doors to the world don't forget to hide key somewhere or let players find some materials to craft the key. Doors and keys can be placed in Editor Mode, keys can be crafted in Game Mode.

Vanishing BlockVanishing Block

Vanishing block disappears a few milliseconds after the player stepped on or touched it and reappears after a while. Can't be crafted in Game Mode.

Ice BlockIce Block

Ice Block it's special type of block the speed of movement on which is much higher. Can be placed in Editor Mode.

Lava BlockLava Block

Each step on the lava block will remove 10% of player's health. Can be placed in Editor Mode.

Self-exploding TNTSelf-exploding TNT

In Game Mode this TNT explodes a few seconds after the player passes next to it. Can't be crafted. You can place it in Editor Mode.

TrampolineTrampoline

Use a trampoline to allow the player to get to some high surfaces. A trampoline can be useful for creating parkour levels, for example. Can be created in Game Mode.

Timed BarrierBarrier

In Editor Mode you can place a Barrier. A barrier is dangerous only for a while. If the Barrier lights with red - it's dangerous to pass through and player can be injured, green light - allowed to pass. Can't be crafted in game levels.

Emancipation GrillEmancipation Grill

In Game Mode Emancipation Grill removes both blue and orange portals but don't disintegrate any objects passed through it. In Editor Mode placed portals will be saved even if you passed through Emancipation Grill. Can't be crafted in Game Mode. More about Portal System.

Suitcase, Inventory, Small PouchPic. 6 Small Pouch

To open inventory aka Small Pouch (pic. 6) click on icon with pouch on it. It's used to collect all stuff gathered in game. You can put to pouch unlimited quantity of any Physics Objects you found in game - all mined cubes, giant flowers, trees, hippo, giraffe and so on.

Game OptionsPic. 7 Game Options

Open Options menu (pic. 7) to change game settings. You can set Field of View, Building View Distance and Chunk Render Distance and so on. Also here you can set Always Run mode by checking corresponding checkbox to create runner game for example.

How to switch project mode?

How to switch project mode in Cube Game MakerPic. 8 Share Options Screen - How to switch project mode?

You may switch mode from Editor to Game or conversely, by setting checkbox on Share Options screen to "Not editable project". Also you can get Share Options (pic. 8) screen by clicking on this button from Editor mode, or find this button on listing of your saved projects on Load Section (pic. 9).

How to save and publish game?

How to save and publish your own game in Cube Game MakerPic. 9 Saved Projects on Load Section

Your projects (both Editor and Game mods) can be saved locally and published at Cube Game Maker site later. From Load Section (pic. 9) you can open game project later to edit, share or delete it.

Publish your game in Cube Game MakerPublish Game to Cube Game Maker site

To create page on Cube Game Maker's site with your World / Game you will need to publish it. You can do it from Load Section (pic. 9) or right from the game by clicking Share/Options button. Name your world/game and provide some information about it to give potential players an idea of what they will be dealing with. Here you can change some world/game settings like damages, time of the day, world size, etc. If you want to let players save their game progress mark Save Button checkbox. Do not forget to mark Not editable project if you created game level with some rules. If you uncheck "Not editable project" then players can change your level to their liking.

Templates and Web Gallery

Cube Game Maker allow you to use templates. To load it just go to Templates section from main screen of the game. There you will find Pacman-style level, singing world with note blocks "Music Box 2", parkour-style game level "Jump", "Quazie" level with portalgun, etc. From the "Locations" world you can get into three different game locations (water world, ice world, desert world). You can use templates as you want - save, edit, publish and share pages with it.

Open Web Gallery to load 3D worlds/game levels created and published by other users. You can change those worlds and play game levels. To edit "Not editable projects" (aka game levels) just open it, back to Load Section by clicking this button and then click on Open Current button - now you are able to edit every project published to the Cube Game Maker's website.

Game Enemies

There are few types of enemies in Cube Game Maker. Some of them automatically generated on the map, others can be placed in Editor Mode.

Evil KidEvil Kid

Evil Kid will attack and hurt player in Game Mode if Damage checkbox marked. To neutralize them just knock off the villainous masks from their heads using stick, jump on their head or lure them into the water. If you jump on Evil Kids twice they will give some bonus. Will attack in Editor Mode but will not hurt, will be stayed calm in Fly Mode. Can be placed in Editor and randomly generated on the map if Enemies checkbox marked when creating the world.

Cannon CatCannon Cat

Cannon Cat aims, shoots and hurt the player in Game Mode from long range distance. Can be destroyed by using stick or hided in Small Pouch. Do not spawns randomly, can be only placed in Editor Mode.

Wild HippoWild Hippo

Hippos spawns in the water. Clumsy, chaotic, but run pretty fast. Can be placed in Editor Mod anywhere.

Angry PooAngry Poo

Angry Poo can not be generated randomly but placed in Editor Mode only.

Cristal SkeletonSkeleton

Cristal Skeleton can not be generated randomly but placed to game level in Editor Mode only.

Game Alchemy: How to craft basic things?

Here you will find some recipes of how to craft basic things in Cube Game Maker.

Pickaxe

Wood PickaxeWood Pickaxe

Works slow, breaks down quickly but can get all materials.

Iron PickaxeIron Pickaxe

Works faster and longer than wood pickaxe.

Diamond PickaxeDiamond Pickaxe

The miner's dream! Wear-resistant, fast and just ...beautiful!

Portal Devices and Surfaces

Portalgun AllPortalgun All Surfaces

Creating portals at any surfaces including water and lava.

Portalgun StandardPortalgun Special Surfaces

This portalgun behaves just like in Portal and creating portals only at special surfaces.

Single-Portal ASHPDSingle Portal ASHPD

Single Portal Device will create only blue portals on special surfaces.

Portal-able SurfacePortal-able Surface

Give player single portal device, few white cubes and pearls, hide orange portal somehow and... voila! Your first game is ready!

Apple Tree

For sure you could eat mushrooms or cherries but better try to create Apple Tree. Just few materials, a couple of movements and an endless source of vitamins right at your newly built home! Those cubical apples just beatiful :)
Tree MaterialsTake rock clay + grass cube and rock clay + leaves on dark and you will get two spheres you'll combine together to get tree. The order of connection is important!
Tree MaterialsGet water cube from birch trunk, dig a hole in one cube, place a block of water there and put a tree on the top. Lifetime supply of apples is ready!
Create tree to get some applesCreate Tree to get some food

First step to get some food it's create tree.

Apple Tree
Apple Tree

Tree plus cube of water will give you an inexhaustible source of apples.

Amulet

How to prevent the spawn of enemies? Create vase with flowers and cubic, combine it together and you will get amulet.
Vase with flowersVase

First step to get some food it's create tree.

Cubic
Cubic

Tree plus cube of water will give you an inexhaustible source of apples.

Amulet
Amulet

The amulet stops the spawn of enemies as long as it is on the map. As soon as the amulet is removed or hidden in the bag, the spawn of enemies will resume.

Other

TeleportsTeleport

Remember that teleports work in pairs and if you crafted one then you need second one to let them works properly.

The Key for locked doorsThe Key for locked doors

To open locked doors you should use keys. Find materials to craft key like it's shown above.




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